Edgar Degas - Elena Carafa 1874

Elena Carafa 1874
Elena Carafa
1874 70x55cm oil/canvas
National Gallery, London, UK

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From National Gallery, London:
The sitter in this portrait was Degas's first cousin, who lived with her sister Camilla and their mother Stefanina, Duchess Montejasi-Cicerale, in Naples.
Degas visited Naples in 1875 for the funeral of his uncle, and perhaps painted this portrait at that time, when Elena would have been about eighteen years old.